Golf: Tiger cites fatigue after spectacular late collapse
ATLANTA (REUTERS) - Tiger Woods blamed late season fatigue for his dramatic collapse over the closing stretch at the Tour Championship on Friday after he had surged into contention with five birdies in his first 13 holes.
The American world number one, FedExCup points leader coming into this week and the title favourite at the PGA Tour's season-ending event, ended up with a one-over-par 71 on a sun-splashed day at East Lake.
Woods, seeking his sixth victory this year but nine strokes off the pace overnight, ran up a double-bogey at the 14th, a bogey at the 16th and an ugly triple at the 17th as he finished well down the leaderboard at four-over 144.
"I put everything I had into that start and didn't have much at the end," Woods, who had declined to speak to reporters the previous day after opening with a 73, said of his round.